30 April, Auckland
President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday invited New Zealand investors and entrepreneurs to participate in the “Make in India” initiative.
Mukherjee said that bilateral relations between India and New Zealand gained a new momentum since the visit of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to India in June, 2011.
Referring to the Indian diaspora, Mukherjee said that New Zealand is home to more than 170,000 people of Indian origin.
Earlier today, in a traditional welcome ceremony, President Pranab Mukherjee rubbed nose with the chief of an Indigenous group as he started his visit to New Zealand.
Mukherjee was accorded a guard of honour after the Maori welcome at the residence of New Zealand Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae.